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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
I Saw the World Go by
By Alice Corbin
From “Songs from a Book of Airs”

I SAW the world go by:
    With crimson banners flying,
    And loud bugles crying,
    The young world went by.
I saw the world go by:        5
    Footsore and weary,
    Banners torn and dreary,
    The old world went by.
I saw the world go by—
    And laughed to see it going,        10
    And cried to see it going,
    And while I watched it going,
    The world went by!

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